Let’s Talk About… The Coronavirus

Posted in : Supplementary Articles NI on 31 January 2020
Lisa Bryson
Eversheds Sutherland
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The spread of the ‘Wuhan coronavirus’ is a global concern with the World Health Organisation has now declared a global emergency.  It also gives rise to a number of issues for employers.   These range from assessing the risks faced by their staff whilst at work, and developing measures to control those risks; complying with local laws and guidance; identifying how much flexibility they have to adapt their working arrangements to ensure business continuity; and special measures to protect vulnerable employees.

You may think that this is not likely to have much effect in Northern Ireland.  If you do I hope that you are right.  Wuhan may not have been very well known

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This article is correct at 31/01/2020

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Lisa Bryson
Eversheds Sutherland

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